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JDUBBS1280
07-28-2012, 11:58 AM
So, I was flying home on the corporate jet last night, drinking an apple martini and listening to my favorite Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's album, and it got me thinking. Who are the preseason favorites to win it all?

Here are my Top 5 teams:

1. Minnesota - They return the most scoring and they should have the best defensive group in college hockey. Giant favorite to win it all and continue to cement their spot as the greatest program in the history of college hockey.

2. North Dakota - Assuming Danny Kristo doesn't lose anymore toes, and Rocco doesn't fake anymore "injuries" because he can't handle the pressure of college hockey, this should be a very high scoring team. Defensively they are solid, but not intimidating. While I don't think Schmalz will live up to the hype, he should be a staple in the Flickertails back end for years.

3. Michigan - Great recruiting class coming in. Trouba is going to be an absolute stud muffin. Hopefully he hangs around more than a year. Very excited to see what Nieves can do at this level. They should be a very balanced team and are always very well coached.

4. Notre Dame - Anders Lee had somewhat of a sophomore slump (by his standards), but should bounce back and have a stellar junior season. Love the talent they have coming in. Mario Lucia is going to be a star, and Steven Fogarty has game. This Minnesota-import team is poised to contend for their first title.

5. Western Michigan - Last year wasn't a fluke. Andy Murray is an excellent coach and he has amassed a great group of talent. Look for Balisy and Berschbach to have big years offensively and DeKyser and Witkowski to keep WMU one of the most solid teams defensively.

Should be a great season!

Slap Shot
07-28-2012, 12:00 PM
Gophers: Undefeated except for a tie at SCSU, MacNaughton, Broadmoor, WCHA FF, West Regional champions, NC and because they are so good the NHL will insert them for the 8th place team in the Eastern conference and they will beat the Wild 4-1 in the Stanley Cup finals.

JDUBBS1280
07-28-2012, 12:05 PM
Gophers: Undefeated except for a tie at SCSU, MacNaughton, Broadmoor, WCHA FF, West Regional champions, NC and because they are so good the NHL will insert them for the 8th place team in the Eastern conference and they will beat the Wild 4-1 in the Stanley Cup finals.

No, I don't think the Wild are that close to getting to the finals. They are a few years away from winning it all IMHO.

The Rube
07-28-2012, 12:05 PM
Gophers: Undefeated except for a tie at SCSU, MacNaughton, Broadmoor, WCHA FF, West Regional champions, NC and because they are so good the NHL will insert them for the 8th place team in the Eastern conference and they will beat the Wild 4-1 in the Stanley Cup finals.

And then win gold at the next Winter Olympics. We'll even allow a token BU guy on the team, for sentimental reasons. He won't play, of course, but he'll be on the roster.

REDMEN2002
07-28-2012, 12:20 PM
Lake State

Parker Ranger
07-28-2012, 12:40 PM
Bc.

JDUBBS1280
07-28-2012, 12:51 PM
Bc.

Won't even make the tourney.

Parker Ranger
07-28-2012, 01:11 PM
won't even make the tourney.

lol

JDUBBS1280
07-28-2012, 01:29 PM
lol

I'll bet you a bottle of peach schnapps they don't.

Koho
07-28-2012, 01:29 PM
Gophers: Undefeated except for a tie at SCSU, MacNaughton, Broadmoor, WCHA FF, West Regional champions, NC and because they are so good the NHL will insert them for the 8th place team in the Eastern conference and they will beat the Wild 4-1 in the Stanley Cup finals.

What about all 10 Hobey candidates as well? Do they give up any goals, besides the tie game and the goal to the Wild?

jcarter7669
07-28-2012, 01:41 PM
I'll bet you a bottle of peach schnapps they don't.

Peach schnapps ... appletini's ... hmmm I must have logged onto the women's hockey forum.

icehawk
07-28-2012, 01:42 PM
Peach schnapps ... appletini's ... hmmm I must have logged onto the women's hockey forum.What sort of man drinks peach scnapps? Oh never mind.

The Rube
07-28-2012, 01:53 PM
What about all 10 Hobey candidates as well? Do they give up any goals, besides the tie game and the goal to the Wild?

We'll give one up to UND, as a parting gift for when they try and make their big-boy conference a relevant one.

And obviously we'll have all 10 Hobey candidates. That's just a given.

Dirty
07-28-2012, 02:18 PM
Bjustad will have all 10 nominations.

REDMEN2002
07-28-2012, 02:22 PM
I'll bet you a bottle of peach schnapps they don't.

Because you know so much. Tell us again how Haula wasn't arrested.

SanTropez
07-28-2012, 02:28 PM
I'll bet you a bottle of peach schnapps they don't.

I think the last time I drank that was in 8th grade, before a dance.

Parker Ranger
07-28-2012, 02:35 PM
I'll bet you a bottle of peach schnapps they don't.

Haha deal! You know I'm talking about the Boston College Eagles, right?

If so, why won't they make the tournament? Championship hangover?

JDUBBS1280
07-28-2012, 02:38 PM
What sort of man drinks peach scnapps? Oh never mind.

I apologize for my delayed response. Some friends and I are going to be hitting up Aqua tonight as Mrs Dubbs is out of town and the wine coolers are already flowing. Who knew you could make Olympic Table Tennis into a drinking game!

As for your question, I am as disappointed in your choice of adult beverages as I am in your choice of hockey team.

Gotta run. We have some ladies coming over and I think the fuzzy navels will soon be flowing :D

icehawk
07-28-2012, 02:46 PM
I apologize for my delayed response. Some friends and I are going to be hitting up Aqua tonight as Mrs Dubbs is out of town and the wine coolers are already flowing. Who knew you could make Olympic Table Tennis into a drinking game!

As for your question, I am as disappointed in your choice of adult beverages as I am in your choice of hockey team.

Gotta run. We have some ladies coming over and I think the fuzzy navels will soon be flowing :DAnd what is my choive of adult beverage? Hint,it's not peach schnapps or wine coolers.

johnnyredshoes
07-28-2012, 03:14 PM
What about all 10 Hobey candidates as well? Do they give up any goals, besides the tie game and the goal to the Wild?

There are no goals in the tie at SCSU. Faragher melts the ice making 82 highlight reel saves, and JDUBBS leads the petition to annex Fort Frances into Minnesota so he can transfer next year to the U